MTH427 Linear Algebra (8)

This subject builds on the matrix algebra covered in previous studies and covers such topics as vector spaces, subspaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, inner products and orthonormal bases. Applications of linear algebra are also considered.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Science and Technology

Assumed Knowledge
MTH101 or MTH129

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to appreciate the mathematical concepts associated with Linear Algebra;
  • Be able to apply the processes of Linear Algebra to solve particular problems.


This subject will cover the following topics:

Review of vectors in R2 and R3, matrices, determinants and the solution of simultaneous linear equations; Vector spaces, subspaces, bases and dimension; Inner products and orthonormalisation of bases; Linear transformations, matrix representation of a linear transformation; Eigenvalues and eigenvectors; Selected applications of Linear Algebra.

Residential School

This subject contains a 2 day Optional Residential School.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.